Herstmonceux Integrative Health Centre
Hailsham Road, Herstmonceux, East Sussex, BN27 4JX
Current time is 16:10 - We're open
Telephone: 01323 email@example.com
Grow Your Own Health
Grow your own seeds with love!
How Grow Your Own Health Started
Sarah Andersen, a Sussex GP, and Julia Behrens, a medical
herbalist and published author, have been friends for years.
On a dog walk in winter 2021 lockdown they decided to share their
love of gardening, and growing, with others who might not have
grown food or medicinal plants before.
Sarah, the kind of GP who has been known to prescribe a dog walk
or sea swimming, was hearing sad stories in clinic; many people
were lonely, desperately missing friends, family, colleagues or
their usual activities. Others were coming to terms with loss,
and were wondering what the future held for them.
Julia has a lifelong passion for plants, and a deep
understanding of how they can affect a person’s wellbeing.
They decided to try to share their love of gardening and
growing with others who might not have grown food,
or medicinal plants, before.
How on earth could something as simple as planting a seed affect your health?
Gardening has been shown to improve your mental and physical wellbeing (Kings Fund Report, 2016)
Connecting to your natural environment is good for you and the planet
Planting a seed is a hopeful thing to do.
Even though we are living through uncertain times, if you can look after them they will grow and…
• You and your neighbours, can enjoy the colourful flowers all summer
• You can eat the results; add them to a salad, liven up your dinner or decorate a cake
• You can give them as a gift
• You can start a natural ‘first aid kit’ or make a DIY beauty product
• You can collect the seeds to begin again next Spring
Mostly, we hope you have fun.
HELP? We have a dedicated Grow Your Own Health hotline: 0787 464 7295
On Saturday mornings in Spring, 9.30am – 11.30am
Any questions about planting your seeds will beanswered by an untrained enthusiast.